Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"I could be handy mending a fuse/ When your lights have gone." — Paul McCartney

"Fans of Edward O. Phillips and his alter-ego protagonist, Geoffry Chadwick, will be pleased to learn that there’s a new book in town.
     Phillips has always had a loyal following in the gay community, with his understated thrillers-cum-comedy-of-manners starring urbane, gay, Montreal anglophone Geoffry Chadwick, but I think he is unique in the loyalty he commands from a broader sector of the reading public: PLUs, People Like Us. (Or at least, people like me.)
     Women of a certain age appreciate his well-mannered and sophisticated approach to life, and cherish his biased mandates about proper protocol and appropriate apparel (especially shoes). An even wider audience – anyone who savours Wildean aphorisms and pronouncements – will also welcome his frequently raunchy but always germane wit. […]
     I have always enjoyed the edge in Phillips’s writing, but this time there is an added depth. He deals with aging People Like Us – that’s everyone. It’s nice to have someone notice."
— Betty Jane Wylie,
The Globe and Mail
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